Akrotiri

Santorini (Thira), Greece

Akrotiri

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Akrotiri (Greek: Ακρωτήρι) is a village on the island of Santorini in Greece. It is located 15 kilometers south of the capital Fira, built on the slopes of a hill offering staggering views of the caldera cliffs. On top of this hill, there are remains of a Venetian castle (Goulas). Akrotiri is part of the Thira region and had 489 permanent inhabitants according to the Greek census of 2011.

Approximately 2 km southeast, the Minoan Bronze Age Akrotiri archaeological site is located. This is one of the most important of its kind in the Aegean.




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